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Project Desciption
Community Gardens Grants Program2016/2017City of Bunbury
The City of Bunbury will erect fencing to secure a drop-off area at the rear of the library where the Bunbury Community Garden is located. Many parents and community groups with young children visit the garden and this fencing will allow them to feel safe and secure during their visits. The garden is experiencing a high concentration of weeds growing in the crops and require weed matting to be installed to control this problem. Seating, a high-pressure cleaner, and a whiteboard to use for communication between the groups and committees that access the garden are also priority for the project.
South West
Community Gardens Grants Program2016/2017Shire of Kondinin
The Shire of Kondinin has established a community garden in collaboration with the Kondinin Community Garden Working Group. Busy bees are hosted monthly and are attended by a broad cross-section of the community, including seniors and young children. Several community groups are actively engaged with the garden, including schools and artist groups. The garden requires a reticulation system to be installed and a pergola to provide shade for the vines and the visitors to the garden.
Community Gardens Grants Program2016/2017Manjimup Community Resource Centre Inc.
The Manjimup Community Resource Centre Inc., as auspice for the Manjimup Community Garden, will expand the community garden to include a garden shed with a concrete floor. The need for the shed is increasing, as the garden membership grows, for storage of equipment.
South West
Community Gardens Grants Program2016/2017Gnarojin Community Garden Inc.
The Gnarojin Community Garden Inc. will install a pathway to act as both an edge to control the threatening couch grass, and provide access for more visitors to enter the garden. The pathway will follow disability and dementia access guidelines and will have seating and shelter along the way to encourage people to venture further into the garden.
Community Gardens Grants Program2016/2017ArtsHouse Community Garden Inc.
The ArtsHouse Community Garden Inc. have established a community garden at Cyril Jackson Senior Campus. The garden is open and accessible to the public during school hours and weekends and the project is led by the Men's Shed Bassendean. The next phase is to focus on the development of an orchard, southern food garden, and a work/storage space. This will provide incentive for current and new members to grow and harvest food. The garden has secured a regular spot at the Bassendean markets to provide information about the garden and sell plants, seeds and art activities to supplement the project.
Metropolitan - North East
Community Gardens Grants Program2016/2017Shire of Dumbleyung
The Shire of Dumbleyung has established the Dumbleyung Community Garden with the support of community volunteers, who have since taken ownership of the project. No plots are allocated to a group or individual and all community members are welcome to take part in the maintenance of the garden. The produce is accessible to all visitors, in exchange for a gold coin donation, which is then used to purchase new plants. The Shire and community volunteers have proposed an expansion of the garden to connect the caravan park and recreational zones to integrate with tourism. An expansion will include installing garden beds, plants and trees, signage, seating, lighting and purchasing new equipment and consumables.
Community Gardens Grants Program2016/2017Kwinana Community Sharing Inc.
Kwinana Community Sharing Inc. have established a community garden at Sloan's Cottage, a historic reserve site which has been designed in accordance with historical documentation and memoirs from the original site, circa 1911. The organisation will create a 'fruit forest' of Indigenous trees to form a canopy, with a mixture of Indigenous and introduced food plants below.
South West
Community Gardens Grants Program2016/2017Brunswick Community Resource Centre Inc.
The Brunswick Junction Community Resource Centre Inc. will be openly accessible for community members to grow vegetables, fruits and flowers. A committee will be elected to oversee the garden's operations and also establish a number of growing spaces for community use, which will be allocated to specific community groups. The organisation wish to incorporate art into the design of the garden and host activities and workshops that will compliment this aspect of the project. A rainwater tank will be installed and additional seating will be provided for members during meetings. Tools and equipment will also be purchased to enhance the sustainability of the garden.
South West
Community Gardens Grants Program2016/2017Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd
The Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd will create a community garden consisting of local, native flora. The project will engage the younger generation and the community to educate about bush tucker, bush medicine and traditional, local plants. Space will be provided for a fire area for traditional cooking and for a Yatha, which is a traditional housing structure with seating. A trail and signage, produced by the local school students, will be implemented to teach about the plant names and their properties.
Community Gardens Grants Program2016/2017Gnowangerup Baptist Church
The Gnowangerup Baptist Church will repurpose a former tennis club into a community garden. The space will include a pathway to connect the residential areas to the town centre and a Noongar Garden with a yarning circle. A formal plan will be devised for the garden. Landscaping, and the installation of garden beds, reticulation, plants and fencing will be undertaken.
Great Southern
CLGF Community Development Grants2016/2017Shire of Capel
The Shire of Capel will expand the service delivery capacity of the Carey Park Child and Parent Centre to provide sustainable early years activities and parent support programs to families in Dalyellup. This project is an early intervention strategy, targeting 0-8 year olds and their families, which will develop the necessary skills, abilities and competencies for children to successfully engage in school and community life. The project aims to provide early identification and support for high-risk families, access to a greater range of targeted services, increased accessibility of programs and services, and increased coordination and integration of services.
South West
CLGF Community Development Grants2016/2017Shire of Wandering
The Shire of Wandering will deliver a multi- layered program designed to connect the diverse needs of the local community. The project will have four key elements of: targeted mental health workshops; Savvy Seniors Café; fitness classes and yoga sessions; and identify volunteers to train as fitness instructors or yoga instructors. The projects are designed to improve and strengthen partnerships within the community and with not-for-profit groups. The Shire’s Strategic Community Plan has identified promoting community programs and events that take place at the Community Centre to increase patronage as a priority and the project has been designed to deliver the majority of the program from this centre.
CLGF Community Development Grants2016/2017City of Busselton
The City of Busselton, with the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, will undertake the Time to Play project, which targets the five key development domains of the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC): physical health and wellbeing; social competence; emotional maturity; language and cognitive skills; and community skills and general knowledge. The recent census results for the Busselton community identified that the City and surrounding suburbs have declined in various domains, to evidence a need for this program. The project will be implemented through a series of events within the region, targeting 0-6 year olds. Each event will directly link to one of the five domains of the AEDC. The events will support parents and care-givers of children, whilst bringing together service providers, agencies and support groups. In February 2016, the Capes Early Years Network was established, as a result of community consultation, and has representatives from a number of organisations. This network has developed a draft strategic plan.
South West
CLGF Community Development Grants2016/2017City of Karratha
The City of Karratha will create a local learning site as part of the ABCD Community Builder Learning Sites national initiative. By purchasing this toolbox, the City can ensure that resources remain within the region and can build local capacity of City staff and community organisations. The project will feature a peer learning and sharing of residents from more than 70 participating towns in Australia. The focus will be on Dampier and Roebourne initially. The model empowers local residents to become co-creators of their future rather than clients of the programs and services implemented through top-down approaches. This project will give residents access to a wide range of practical tools, asset-mapping resources, support material, and a means to host conversations.
CLGF Community Development Grants2016/2017Shire of Murray
The Shire of Murray aims to provide activities to young people in various local communities. The Shire will work in partnership with community groups to build capacity for future delivery of the programs. The grant will assist to drive the project and seek strong support from the community. The project will be provided in direct response to community feedback obtained during the development of the Shire’s Youth Strategy 2016-2021.
CLGF Community Development Grants2016/2017City of Mandurah
The City of Mandurah, on behalf of the Peel Early Years Collective, will contract a consultant to assist the group to improve the lives of children in the Peel region. The group is exploring a collective impact approach to achieving this goal. Grant funds will be expended to provide training sessions, workshops, a community engagement strategy design session, and mentoring for the governance group. The aim is to upskill the group to better engage with the community to continue the work of the group. The two key priorities of the group for the next year are to engage strategic support and community involvement.
CLGF Community Development Grants2016/2017City of Albany
The City of Albany will develop a 'neighbourhood hub' in the suburb of Spencer Park. The demographics indicate an increased risk of social isolation for Spencer Park residents and it is rated in the lowest five suburbs of Albany by the SEIFA Index. With funding challenges to secure a building for the hub, the project will use local spaces, such as parks and coffee shops, and a virtual platform. One objective of the City's Strategic Community Plan was to advocate, plan and build friendly and connected communities. Residents identified that they want a greater connection to the local neighbourhood, particularly through events, activities and social gatherings. The project will be delivered in four stages of community engagement; planning and prioritisation; implementation; and review and evaluation. Residents will complete a perception survey at the completion of the project.
Great Southern
CLGF Community Development Grants2016/2017Shire of West Arthur
The Shire of West Arthur, in partnership with the Shires of Dumbleyung and Lake Grace, will develop an action plan to address the needs of men’s health and well-being using the existing Men’s Sheds located in each of the member councils. The project will allow for the identification of local needs, support the voicing of local concerns, promote local community groups, and encourage and enable people to carry out activities at a local level to improve the local communities.
CLGF Community Development Scholarship Program2016/2017Shire of Denmark
The Shire of Denmark will support the Junior Youth Worker to undertake a Diploma of Community Services through the Great Southern Institute of Technology. The knowledge and skills gained through completing the course will enhance the services delivered at Denmark Youth Services. The applicant aims to assist young people in the future and contribute actively within the community. The Shire’s Strategic Community Plan prioritises the encouragement of opportunities, employment and facilities for young people and to involve them in community decision-making.
Great Southern
CLGF Community Development Scholarship Program2016/2017Shire of Yilgarn
The Shire of Yilgarn will support the Manager Community Services to undertake a Diploma of Community Development through TAFE Queensland. By completing this course the applicant would gain new skills and knowledge to assist the Shire to achieve the goals identified in the Strategic Community Plan and, in turn, benefit the broader community. Through understanding community needs and how to identify them, the applicant will be able to better meet these needs and engage more effectively with the community.
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